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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Weston, Florida
And Surrounding Suburbs

Eyebrow / Forehead Lift

If your eyebrows have fallen with time or your forehead has deep-seated wrinkles, you could benefit from receiving an eyebrow and forehead lift. This procedure is essentially a facelift for the upper third of the face and can correct deep forehead grooves and brow sagging that has developed due to aging and years of making facial expressions. The forehead lift rejuvenates the upper face and can eliminate a worn, tired, and old appearance to help you look youthful and refreshed.

Who Can Benefit?

Horizontal forehead lines can become deeply set in the forehead over time. While they may initially appear only when raising the brows or making certain facial expressions, eventually they may perpetually line your forehead and give you an aged appearance. A forehead lift tightens the skin to smooth out wrinkles and give you a smoother and more youthful forehead.

Eyebrow and Forehead Lift Techniques


A standard, or traditional, forehead lift rejuvenates the upper third of the face. This surgical approach is best for individuals with severe forehead wrinkles and brow sagging. Dr. Messa makes an incision in the hairline of the forehead and lifts and tightens the tissues of the upper face to correct brow sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. He may also remove excess skin and fat to smooth out the forehead. Finally, he places small sutures to close the incisions.

Addressing Your Concerns

  • Recovery

    You will be able to return home immediately after your procedure. There is very little bruising and swelling following an eyebrow and forehead lift. Your forehead and brows may initially feel tight and numb, but you should feel more normal after 24 to 48 hours. During the first week following your procedure, you will rest in an elevated position to improve circulation and minimize swelling. Most patients have their sutures removed within seven to 10 days. You can return to work at this point. You will need to avoid exercise for three weeks following your surgery.

  • Scars

    Incisions are placed in discreet locations within the scalp to conceal any scarring that may develop. The amount of scarring will vary depending on your surgical technique (traditional or endoscopic) and your body’s natural healing process. Any minor visible scarring that develops will fade over time.

  • Cost

    Achieving youthful and natural forehead and brow lift results requires the skill and dedication of your surgeon, and the cost of your procedure may reflect this. The cost of each forehead lift is decided on a patient-by-patient basis because surgical fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and location will all impact the final price of your procedure.

  • Pain

    A forehead and brow lift requires displacement, repositioning, and tightening of the facial tissues, which can result in tightness, numbness, and some discomfort during recovery. Oral medication will be prescribed to alleviate any associated pain or discomfort.

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